Thursday, December 13, 2012

THE FLOWERS

Photos: c/o Andy Petek // Flower bouquets: c/o Rustic Living

Wedding Week & flowers. One of my favorite little details about our wedding.

When it comes to fresh-cut flowers, I'll be honest—I'm usually not a fan. I'd rather have them planted in my garden than in a vase in the kitchen. I've never been the sentimental type to dry out my flowers and save them for ever and ever. It's just not my thing. I knew I wanted some kind of silk or fabric flowers for the wedding, and after looking all over Pinterest for a DIY project, I just couldn't find anything that really said "me." Read: "I'm not a DIY-er. Ever."

That was the moment that I reached out to Ashley. She is the mastermind behind Rustic Living, an Idaho-based shop that specializes in handmade decor and rustic chic wedding items. Not only is Ashley everywhere all over the web, but she also lives in my hometown, and we love to chat over a hot chocolate or two every now and then. For her to make my flowers was a very, very special treat. Ashley didn't have any silk or fabric floral bouquets in her shop when I approached her, but because of all her other adorable wedding items, I just threw it out there to see if she'd be interested. To my surprise, flowers are something she has been wanting to add to her shop's products, so I was the ideal test-run bride.

When we discussed my flowers, I told her our wedding colors and then I said just go for it. I'm really not picky when it comes to flowers. I know what quality and amazing work Ashley does, and I put my trust in her. The finished product was beyond what I had ever hoped for. I loved my shabby, feminine bouquet, and I adored the simplicity of my bridesmaids' single-flower design. They were perfect.

If you find yourself looking for something a little less traditional when it comes to flowers, and if you want to work with the sweetest girl on the planet, visit Ashley at Rustic Living. Now all we need is to convince her to start selling these in her shop!


Wedding Week posts:
THE GUESTBOOKTHE HAIRTHE FLOWERSTHE DRESSTHE WEDDINGTHE HONEYMOON

30 comments:

christina said...

you look amazing!

Erica said...

Your flowers are in true Aunie fashion!! Love them :)

Lily said...

Um, of course I'll come back for more! Are you kidding me?! Btw you look so beautiful and elegant. It's so classy and timeless. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos.

HFH-MV said...

I love reading all about each element of your wedding! I will def. come back!

brittany kuhn said...

AAH I love them and am so excited that she is going to start doing them in her shop! I already had her make my ring bearer pillows and I absolutely adore them. I am loving reading all about your wedding too!

Katie said...

Stunning! Classy and sophisticated.

Elisha said...

I can't wait for the rest of this week's posts!

I'm not a DIY-er myself at ALL.. So I say she's got mad talent!

Chelsea said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I'll be back for more as soon as you post :-)

Katie Ek said...

Oh, post more, please!! Don't leave us hanging ;)

By the way, you are simply glowing in all these photos! I love how you stayed true to who you are and the details are not only beyond gorgeous, but they are a representation of you (and Daniel?) - which is what a wedding's purpose is! Yay!

Lauren Hochleutner said...

don't pause!! I want to see it all. i actually pinned a pic of fabric flowers, so I am so happy to see that they are trending now:) Then you can have them forever!!

Danielle Carroll said...

So beautiful!! Ashley @ Rustic Living made my ring bearer pillow! She is amazing. Those details are absolutely stunning!

Pamela said...

Ahh, I am loving all these details & pictures!! Gorgeous!

AbsoluteMommy said...

So beautiful. The flowers were perfect. Can't wait to see the rest.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

They are SO pretty!

I always thought a brooch bouquet would be really pretty.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

SO incredibly pretty and elegant. And I'm dying over your dress

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

The Life of Clare said...

Such a great idea! We made our own bouquets the night before the wedding. I've kept and dried 3 roses.

Whitney said...

oh my gosh, these are so beautiful!! I love these. I'm with you about silk flowers. I'll totally read your wedding posts this weekend!

Ausmerican Housewife said...

Keep going for Saturday and Sunday!

Love the hair, love the dress, adore the bouquet.

Eesh said...

Aunie you looked simply amazing! I love the idea of the flowers. I want a single flower for my bridesmaids as well.

xx

P.S Girl I am so happy for you!

Quite Magazine said...

loving these! your colors were awesome. so happy for you and your marriage :)

Rebekah said...

Your flowers are so cool! I love the different look they have. and oh my word! You look AMAZING!

Elise Michele said...

You and your girls looked BEAUTIFUL! I love your hair!

Nikki said...

LOVE this series!

Paige said...

Love your flowers! Mine were silk too. They just last so much longer that way :)

Paige said...

Love your flowers! Mine were silk too. They just last so much longer that way :)

Devon Pavan said...

Saturday post please! The flowers are beautifully done.

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

Mon / Tues!!!!!! I don't read blogs on the weekends. ;) However, I'll come back and check on Monday anyways. lol Soooooooooooooo pretty! At least with silk you can keep them.

Whitney Elise said...

I will be back as soon as you put another one up! you looked beautiful!!

Joanna said...

WOw you are gorgeous. that last picture is STUNNING

Joanna said...

WOw you are gorgeous. that last picture is STUNNING

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